Best Memory Cards For The Fujifilm X100F

Best SD memory cards for the Fujifilm X100F

We’ve tested all the most popular SD memory cards, both UHS-II and UHS-I, in the X100F to determine which cards perform the best.

While the camera doesn’t support UHS-II, it still writes to memory cards fairly quickly.

 

Camera Specs

Sensor: APS-C 24.3 MP X-Trans CMOS III / Processor: X-Processor Pro

Lens: Fujinon 23mm f2

SD Memory Card Type: UHS-I

Video: Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps

Continuous Burst: 8fps

Size of Buffer: 1GB

Uncompressed Shots Till Buffer Fills: 24

Est. Time Taken To Clear Buffer: 14 seconds

 

Fujifilm X100F BlackAmazon / Adorama

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Best Memory Card For The Fujifilm X100F


 

Problems with cards

When testing the X100F, we were getting a lot of issues with the camera locking up while doing burst shooting. The cards so far that have crashed my camera are the Kingston, Transcend UHS-I, Delkin UHS-I cards and one of the Sony UHS-II cards. 

This could have something to do with the cards (since the Kingston also gave me some performance problems in the X100T and in the Pentax K-1 and the Transcend cards gives me some problems in some Sony cameras), or it could have something to do with the camera and battery (I’m using the newest batteries, but the X-T2 did have this same problem when using the old batteries which leads me to believe it’s a firmware issue or some issue with the camera not pulling power correctly or something).

It’s not uncommon for firmware version 1.0 to have memory card issues. This has been the case with a few cameras I’ve tested.
 
When the cards did lock up the camera I would have to remove the battery. I then reformatted the cards and tried again and then the cards seemed to perform fine in the second test. So I think it could be totally random and that maybe the battery was just getting too hot. I haven’t seen issues like this with any other Fujifilm camera and I’m sure they’re all using the same hardware.
 

All USB 3.0 tests done using CrystalDisk – Windows 10, with the Lexar SR2.

SD Memory CardsUSB 3.0 ReadUSB 3.0 WriteFuji XT2 Write SpeedsSee Price
UHS-II    
Delkin 250 64GB245.1 MB/s164.6 MB/s75.55 MB/sAmazon
Lexar 64GB 2000x272.7 MB/s244.5 MB/s75.08 MB/sAmazon
Sandisk Extreme Pro 300 64GB263.2 MB/s233.4 MB/S74.04 MB/sAmazon
Toshiba 64GB258.8 MB/s226.5 MB/s73.53 MB/sAmazon
Transcend 64GB290.2 MB/s182.1 MB/s72.57 MB/sAmazon
Sony 260 64GB253.2 MB/s91.62 MB/s72.15 MB/sAmazon
Delkin 100  64GB273.3 MB/s97.3 MB/s62.64 MB/sAmazon
Lexar 64GB 1000x147.4 MB/s78.4 MB/s60.69 MB/sAmazon
Sandisk Extreme Pro 280 64GB260.5 MB/s214.8 MB/s39.70 MB/sAmazon
UHS-I    
Kingston 64GB U398.1 MB/s90.4 MB/s74.16 MB/sAmazon
Samsung Pro+ 64GB U397.5 MB/s87.3 MB/s73.75 MB/sAmazon
Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB U398.6 MB/s90.8 MB/s73.71 MB/sAmazon
Delkin 633x 64GB U398.3 MB/s88.7 MB/s72.77MB/sAmazon
Samsung Pro 64GB U196.3 MB/s82.2 MB/s68.02 MB/sAmazon
Samsung Pro 64GB U397.7 MB/s78.6 MB/s66.46 MB/sAmazon
Sony 64GB U3 – Old Model96.5 MB/s84.5 MB/s62.21 MB/sAmazon
PNY 64GB U196.5 MB/s66.5 MB/s56.99 MB/sAmazon
Transcend 64GB U396.7 MB/s68.4 MB/s56.83 MB/sAmazon
PNY 64GB U396.5 MB/s66.1 MB/s55.90 MB/sAmazon
Sandisk Extreme Plus 64GB U399.0 MB/s64.4 MB/s55.88 MB/sAmazon
Lexar 633x 64GB U393.3 MB/s67.3 MB/s55.69 MB/sAmazon
Lexar 600x 64GB U195.4 MB/s64.8 MB/s54.93 MB/sAmazon
Sony 64GB U3 – New Model96.7 MB/s56.2 MB/s52.48 MB/sAmazon
Sandisk Extreme 64GB U372.43 MB/s54.1 MB/s47.70 MB/sAmazon
Samsung 64GB U1 EVO47.7 MB/s27.3 MB/s20.23 MB/sAmazon
 

 


Recommended SD Memory Cards For The X100F


I’ll list which cards performed best, but I still recommend the Sandisk Extreme Pro cards as my first choice even though slightly slower sometimes. This includes UHS-I and UHS-II cards.

 

Best UHS-II Memory Cards

I’ve listed the best UHS-II cards for the X-T2. It won’t matter so much in the X100F which UHS-II card you use because it can’t take advantage of those extra pins for the extra speed. However, a lot of Fujifilm shooters also own other Fujifilm cameras, so buying a few UHS-II cards would maximize your advantages between all your Fujifilm cameras.

Delkin 250 64GB – Amazon / B&H

Lexar x2000 UHS-II 64GB – Amazon / Adorama

Sandisk Extreme Pro 300 64GB – Amazon / Adorama / B&H

 

 

Best UHS-I Memory Cards

If you’re looking to save a little cash and don’t find yourself doing a lot of burst photography, then UHS-I cards will work great in this camera.

Kingston 64GB U3 – Amazon / Adorama / B&H

Samsung Pro+ 64GB U3 – Amazon / Adorama

Sandisk Extreme Pro U3 64GB – Amazon / Adorama / B&H

 

 

 

 


Fujifilm X100F Frequently Asked Questions


 

Can I use Micro SD Memory Cards in the Fujifilm X100F?

Yes you can, but as an experiment I’ve been shooting a lot with micro SD memory cards in the X100F and have found some problems with some cards. 

What happens is some cards will come loose in the adapter and lose connection to the camera, which will give you a memory card error. You then have to open up the camera and reseat the micro card in the adapter.

I’m not sure if it’s a problem with some cards, or if it’s a problem with some adapter. The main offender was one of the micro SD Delkin cards. Micro SD memory cards are also very small and very easy to misplace, for this reason alone I can’t recommend them.

 

 

What Cards Work Best For Video?

The Fujifilm X100F doesn’t shoot 4k and doesn’t shoot video with a very high bitrate. This means any of the above SD cards will work fine.

 

My Card Isn’t Fast, What’s Wrong?

This is a popular one. Sometimes, some cards are just bad, but there are a few things you can look into.

  • You might just have a bad card, send it back. It happens sometimes.
  • You could have a fake card! On Amazon and even on Ebay there are a lot of counterfeit cards floating around. It’s sad when I get emails from people who have fallen into this trap. A card will be labeled Sandisk Extreme Pro or something, but it’s actually a crappy old piece of junk. Make sure you always buy your cards from an authorized Amazon dealer, preferably orders that are fulfilled by Amazon themselves, or go with Adorama and B&HPhoto.
  • Some cards sometimes perform a little slower until you put a few shots on them. Don’t ask me why, I haven’t been able to figure this out. I get this with some of my Lexar cards and some Transcend cards. Throw a few shots on your card see if that fixes some problems when bursting.
  • If your UHS-II card is running really slow, shine a flashlight into your X100F and make sure none of the pins are bent. I’ve seen this happen. So be careful when inserting your cards into your camera, never force them.
  • Make sure the gold-plated connectors on your memory cards are clean. Every so often when I put a card into the camera doing these tests it will run super slow. I’ll take it out, wipe it down, then everything is fine again. So check your pins on your card and give them a nice wipe down with your shirt or something.

 

Do I really need a UHS-II memory card?

With the X100T you don’t need UHS-II memory cards. However, if you own a few Fujifilm cameras or are thinking of buying the XT2 or X-Pro2 in the future, then it might not be a bad idea to invest in a few UHS-II cards right now so you can take full advantage of what ever camera you’re using.

 

What Size Memory Card Should I Get, 32GB or 64GB?

If you’re shooting casually you likely won’t use more than a 32GB card per day of shooting. However, if you’re shooting casually and mixing in a little video, you will probably need more than a 32GB card. Or, if you’re like me and don’t transfer your card to your computer every night after shooting then you may want a 64GB card so the camera can go a few days before needing to clear it.

 

 


Best SD Memory Card Fuji X100F | Bottom Line


While the Fujifilm X100F isn’t typically a camera you go around shooting continuous burst photography with, it’s till nice to have some fast cards to keep that buffer clear as much as possible. Nothing is more annoying than having to wait on a buffer. While UHS-II cards do work fine in UHS-I cameras, you won’t need them or gain any performance using them in the X100F.